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  • Silver marks 1-year milestone

    It's been a year since Silver Airways launched itself as an independent carrier with the rollout of its own reservations system and an enhanced website to allow travelers to purchase tickets directly from the carrier. Before Silver launched the new...
  • America's Cup organizers have been eyeing Chicago since winter

    America's Cup organizers have been eyeing Chicago since winter
    Chicago has been under consideration as a host for the 2017 America's Cup regatta, one of the world's premier sporting events, since the winter, said Don Wilson Jr., who is leading Chicago’s host committee. “This winter, we were contacted...
  • United Airlines overhauls frequent flier program

    United Airlines overhauls frequent flier program
    United Airlines is upending its frequent-flier program, basing MileagePlus awards on dollars spent rather than miles flown in a shift that rewards big-spending corporate travelers, its most profitable customers. The decision, announced Tuesday,...
  • Melissa Bean, Midwest chairman, JPMorgan Chase

    Melissa Bean, Midwest chairman, JPMorgan Chase
    JPMorgan Chase, Chicago’s biggest bank, said it has hired former U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean as chair of its Midwest business, replacing former United Airlines CEO Glenn Tilton. Bean’s duties will include recruiting employees in the region,...
  • 9/11 museum a powerful reminder of the unthinkable

    9/11 museum a powerful reminder of the unthinkable
    There is a long list of things that the newly opened National September 11 Memorial Museum doesn't accomplish, or doesn't fully accomplish. It doesn't deal much with the messy, ongoing aftermath of the attacks of that day. It doesn't present the world's...
  • United Airlines to serve Goose Island's 312 Urban Wheat

    United Airlines to serve Goose Island's 312 Urban Wheat
    United Airlines will soon debut a hometown brew: Goose Island’s 312 Urban Wheat Ale is coming to the Chicago-based airline’s worldwide flights and its U.S. airport clubs on July 1. The beer will cost $8 in coach and will be free for...
  • Impact of airline mergers a mixed bag, study says

    The spate of airline mergers over the past decade raised fear among consumer advocates that the consolidation would kill competition and hike fares. In fact, the results have been a bit more mixed, according to a study released last week. The U.S....
  • Airlines on-time rates improve in April

    Airlines on-time rates improve in April
    The nation’s largest airlines improved their on-time rates during April and canceled fewer flights, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Chicago-based United Airlines posted an on-time rate of 81.8...
  • Slide inflated, but United jet doors wouldn't burst open, experts say

    Slide inflated, but United jet doors wouldn't burst open, experts say
    The emergency slide that deployed midway into a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Orange County on Sunday could have squished a passenger or crew member against a wall, but there’s virtually no chance it could have forced the jetliner’s...
  • United passengers describe panic as slide deploys at 38,000 feet

    United passengers describe panic as slide deploys at 38,000 feet
    Passengers of a Santa Ana-bound United Airlines flight that was diverted to Kansas on Sunday after an emergency slide inflated 38,000 feet in the air described the panicked scene inside the cabin as crew members rushed to contain the problem. Flight...
  • 'Scariest flight of all time': Emergency chute opens inside plane

    'Scariest flight of all time': Emergency chute opens inside plane
    Passengers of a United Airlines flight that was diverted to Kansas after an emergency slide inflated 38,000 feet in the air described a panicked scene inside the cabin as crew members rushed to contain the problem. Flight 1463 left O’Hare...
  • Airline on-time rates fall

    Airline on-time rates fall
    U.S. airlines posted worse on-time rates in May and Chicago airports ranked dead last for on-time departures. U.S. airlines were on time 76.9 percent of the time, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. That’...